Dave Rowntree Shares New Solo Song ‘Tape Measure’ | News

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Blur drummer and solo songwriter Dave Rowntree has shared new song ‘Tape Measure’.

Busy times for the drummer: Blur will play a run at Wembley Stadium next year, their first shows together in five years. Alongside this, he’s got the small matter of his debut solo album to contend with…

‘Radio Songs’ is out on January 20th, a record that pulls together all manner of whims and passions. Designed to mimic Dave Rowntree’s habit of tuning in to local stations in cities across the globe while on tour, while aural mosaic contains numerous colours and tones.

Take new song ‘Tape Measure’. Out now, the pared back electronics have a cold wave feel, reminiscent of those early Mute releases. Split apart by a dose of distorted noise, Dave’s vocals are offset by a Bollywood sample.

He comments…

Anxiety – an unpleasant emotion of inner turmoil and dread. We’re fundamentally herd animals, whose main defensive tactic is running away and hiding. We’ve no sharp claws or teeth to fight with. So we’re over sensitised to danger. We see shapes in the shadows, faces in the fire. Disaster always lurks on the grey edges of our consciousness. On the upside, come the zombie apocalypse, we anxious people will already be in hiding, leaving all you smug normies to have your brains eaten.”

Tune in now.

‘Radio Songs’ will be released on January 20th.

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